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Home Comfort Expert(ise): What is R-22, Why Should I Care and Why so Expensive?

R-22, what is commonly referred to as Freon, is one of the gases used to “charge” an air conditioner. In 2004 the Environmental Protection Agency announced a phasedown schedule on production and distribution of this ozone-depleting chemical. As R-22 is phased out, it’s price has increased due to lack of availability, increased regulations and increased demand. Because R-22 was found …

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Performing a Home Energy Audit

Related Reads: Investigate Your Home’s Energy Efficiency to Make Changes That Impact Your Checking Account Top 5 Reasons for an Early Furnace Tune-Up If you find yourself wishing your home was a little warmer during the winter or a little cooler in the summer, do your own home energy audit to look for ways to stay more comfortable and save …

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Summer’s Coming! Remember that Cold & Clammy Feeling?

Special thanks to Contracting Business Magazine for this blog. As your cooling system kicks on, you’ll soon experience a type of air conditioning that is remarkably uncomfortable. The air feels heavy and cold, but it’s also clammy. The thermostat says it should be comfortable, but you aren’t. What is that feeling, and what’s really going on with the system? Summertime …

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Don’t Be Robbed Blind Again!

Save Big Money on Your Heating Bills with a Tune-Up! Being robbed is every homeowner’s worst nightmare!  You feel so vulnerable and it can cost a fortune to put your life back together afterwards. Believe it or not—there’s a stranger lingering around your home right this second!  In fact, he’s been lurking for a long time—and every heating season, he …

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Your First Step: Schedule a Furnace Tune-Up

Winter in Northern Indiana and Southwest Michigan means it is time to schedule a tune-up for your furnace. What does a Home Comfort Experts furnace tune-up do for your home? We put together our top three benefits. Furnace Tune-ups Help Keep Your Home Safer  There is a lot that goes on when it comes to running a heating and cooling …

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3 Tips to Maximize Your Programmable Thermostat Savings

You’ve probably heard at least a little about programmable thermostats, and how they can notably improve the energy efficiency in your home. And energy efficiency, of course, means lower bills, but how can you maximize those savings? Here are three tips to remember while setting your programmable thermostat in order to get your monthly energy bill down while still keeping …

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4 Excellent Reasons You Should Switch to LED Lights

If you’ve been considering making the switch to LED lights, you are probably wondering if they are worth the cost. While LED lights are more expensive than other types of light bulbs, they also help reduce your energy bills and last much, much longer, helping you to quickly recoup the cost. The team at Home Comfort Experts has broken down …

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Why Is Cooled Air Escaping from Your Home?

Air conditioning is one of summer’s joys; the opportunity to enjoy a cool home on a hot day is refreshing, and it is a necessity in hot climates. However, when your home seems to struggle to stay cool, your utility bills are shocking, and your air conditioner simply can’t keep up with the heat, Home Comfort Experts recommends these simple …